13 June 2013 (Thursday) - More Stuff
Having slept like a log I got up and watched another episode of BattleStar Galactica before my beloved emerged from her pit this morning. As I scoffed my toast Furry Face made himself comfortable on my lap. He's quite funny really. When he sits on me he usually brings one of his toys with him and drops it on the sofa somewhere near where he has plonked himself. If I move that toy off of the sofa he goes and fetches it back. Even if he's fast asleep he immediately wakes to go retrieve it.
And so to work. As I drove I listened to the news. Tree-huggers are up in arms about mobile phones.
Apparently less ethical twitchers are using apps to mimic bird calls to attract rare species to be photographed. This is frowned upon in ornithological circles because it upsets the birds being attracted. I don't see it somehow. It's hardly news, is it? Isn't this what duck hunters have been doing for years? I can remember Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny with a duck caller over forty years ago. Mind you Elmer was intending to blow those birds away with a shotgun, but the principle is the same.
With a few minutes spare I stopped off at the cheapo-bargains shop as I was driving past. Having waited until the stroke of 9am to be allowed into the shop (so that the staff could finish their cigarettes) I was rather miffed to find that their sugar was half the price of the stuff that I'd bought in Wilkos on Tuesday. But I got a bargain on eight tins of Spitfire that I shall guzzle at the weekend. Some with my Ham Street Lover on Saturday, and if any are left then I might have those on Sunday.
And so to work where I did my bit, and came home again.
And today I shall leave my loyal readers with a moral psychological dilemma. Talking totally hypothetically of course.. Imagine that you had been knifed in the back viciously and in an unprovoked way (in a metaphorical sense), and you knew the person who had done it to you. And then you found yourself in a position to do exactly the same nasty and vindictive thing back to that person.
Would you do it? I don't think I can because I would like to think that I am a better person than one who would do that. Or should I say "could", as we are talking hypothetically...